Last Mon, I dislocated my jaw and was able to pop it back into place myself. I'm not going to tell the story about how I did it, because it is incredibly stupid. Anyway, I went to the dr. to make sure everything was okay. She felt it, did x-rays, etc. and told me that I was going to be fine and that I fixed the problem myself. I just want to know how long it is going to heal now, because it is Saturday now, and it still hurts. Have any of you done something like this?
Ouch!! That had to hurt. When I was in labor some 32 years ago, the only anesthesia I had was a wash cloth to bite on. Well, my jaw became locked. Not alot of fun I must say. It stayed that way for about 3 days. I don't think this answers your question, but I would give my dentist or oral surgeon a call and see if he has an idea. Good luck, and take some ibuprofen or something similiar for the inflammation. Hope you fell better
Not sure Bethie if you will see this, but I have been having alot of problems with my jaw lately, as it is out of alignment due to my clenching & grinding. My Pt is trying to help me out with the jaw & ways to help reduce the pain. I will share with you what has somewhat helped me.
You can take your finger tips & very, very gently massage where the jaw meets. Your fingers should be spread out some, so that it covers the jaw area & Your index finger should be behind & below the ear. This is a form of gentle traction that can relax the jaw.
You may also want to give moist heat a try. I find the jaw problems hard to deal with & it can easliy lead to severe pain in other areas, such as ear, headaches, migraine type headaches & so on. Good luck, Sammy